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Cranleigh Brick and Tile Works, Cranleigh, Surrey (Inquiry)

DATE: 30 Oct 2007

Proposal to remediate a badly contaminated ex chemical factory and brickworks site in the Surrey countryside. Enabling development of 170 houses. Particular interest is that the site is a special site because of chemical pollution of water, and enabling development contrary to normal countryside and transportation policies was argued to be the only realistic way to achieve remediation. Significant technical issues relating to remediation. Acting for Cherokee who are a major US company with world wide experience of remediation. Instructing solicitors Denton Wilde Sapte (Emma White / Stephen Ashworth). Other parties District and County Councils (objecting). Inquiry 2 weeks (Nov 2007). Appeal dismissed in 2008.